WD has unveiled a new twin-drive desktop storage device that utilises hardware-level RAID and USB 3.0 drives to provide fast transfer speeds plus capacities up to 12TB.


The new WD My Book Duo showing its twin drive capabilities.   (Source: WD.)

My Book Duo’s dual-drive design is optimised for small RAID environments. Its USB 3.0 connection supports transfer speeds up to 290 MB/second, while the integrated WD Red hard drives reduce data bottlenecks. The My Book Duo ships preconfigured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0 for maximum performance and capacity. But users can also take advantage of mirror mode (RAID 1) for ultimate data protection or use JBOD configuration to use the drives individually.

In mirror mode (RAID 1) the drives continuously maintains a second copy of all digital files for real-time data backup. One drive is used to store the user’s data while the second drive stores a duplicate copy. If one drive fails, all of the user’s data is still available from the other drive. My Book Duo offers a choice of data protection with local, cloud and system-level backup through WD SmartWare Pro backup software and Acronis True Image software WD Edition. The automatic and continuous settings within WD SmartWare Pro make file and folder backups quick and easy.

My Book Duo can also integrate with Dropbox accounts, enabling Dropbox data to be securely backed up to the local hard drive. Integrated cloud backup to Dropbox accounts with WD SmartWare Pro provides safe, offsite storage of critical files. My Book Duo has 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection to provide additional hardware and software security.

My Book Duo is available in 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB and 12 TB capacities, with RRPs ranging from AU$400 for 4TB to $900 for 12TB. For more information and re-seller locations, visit www.wdstore.com.au.